Subdivision process and registration in the Land Registry
The Hungarian case
Remarks In Hungary, the Cadastre and Legal registry (Grundbuch) was integrated in 1971 on legal basis and institutional level. The name of the institutional network of the Unified Land Registry is Land Office, responsible for registration and updating of legal and cadastral mapping data
General context 1, The owner(s) wants to subdivide the parcel for selling or building purposes
2, Owners want to terminate the common ownership
Special context Any mutation, changes of parcel boundaries
A, road alignment
B, expropriation processes
C, merging (joining) of parcels 
The procedure is practically the same as in case of subdivision
Actors Active: owner(s), local government (building authority), Land office, licensed surveyor, lawyer 
Passive: holders of rights in the unit, neighbours, mortgagers, other authorities
Trigger Owner(s) requests the service of the licensed surveyor
Sub activities
  1. Surveyor agrees with the owner(s) accepting the case
  2. The surveyor checks the detailed town planning and building regulations at the local government, and the owner applies for preliminary permission of the subdivision
  3. Building authority issues (or reject) the preliminary permission
  4. The licensed surveyor collects required mapping and legal data from the land office
  5. The surveyor prepares the survey plan of subdivision
    1.  computation of new boundary point co-ordinates, areas, etc
    2.  setting out of new boundary points on the site
    3.  completing the layout plan and survey document
  6. The surveyor submits the survey document of the subdivision to the Land Office survey department
  7. Survey department checks and certifies the survey document and in the same time they proceed a preliminary registration and preliminary update on the cadastral map. This will be legally valid when the owner submits all documents (see later) to the Land Office and the Land Office updates the legal and mapping data. The certified survey plan is valid for one year and could be extended after the date of expiry.
  8. Owner pays the data fee to the Land Office
  9. The owner(s) pays the fee to the surveyor
  10. The owner(s) submit the certified survey plan to the local building authority applying for the final permission.
  11. The building authority issues the final permission of the subdivision to all parties (owner(s), neighbours, etc.)
  12. Any of the involved parties can appeal against the permission.
  13. Expiring of the appeal period the final permission of the subdivision becomes legally valid. The permission is valid for one year but could be extended.
  14. In case of common (joint) ownership, parties have to make a contract of termination of common ownership. The contract must be prepared and signed by lawyer.
  15. Owners pay to the lawyer 16
  16. Owners(s) submits all subdivision documents (certified survey plan, legally valid subdivision permission, contract of terminating common ownership, etc. )
  17. Land office updates legal and mapping data and issuing certificate of changes.
  18. Land office mails the certificate to all parties according to law.